National Museum of Natural History

Centuries-old institution housing rare plant & animal life, dinosaur skeletons & tropical hothouses. —  he National Museum of Natural History (Muséum national d’histoire naturelle or MNHN) is a prominent institution located in Paris, France.

The main location of the National Museum of Natural History is in the Jardin des Plantes in the 5th arrondissement of Paris. The address is 57 Rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris. The museum has a long and rich history, dating back to its founding in 1635. It is one of the world’s oldest natural history museums.
The museum’s collections cover a wide range of natural history specimens, including minerals, fossils, plants, insects, and preserved animals. These collections are used for scientific research and educational purposes.

The MNHN features numerous galleries and exhibition spaces that showcase the diversity of the natural world. Visitors can explore exhibits on paleontology, botany, zoology, and more.  The museum is situated within the Jardin des Plantes, a large botanical garden. The garden itself is a historic landmark and a pleasant space for visitors to explore.

One of the notable attractions within the museum is the Grand Gallery of Evolution (Grande Galerie de l’Évolution), a spectacular space that houses a vast array of animal specimens. In addition to its role as a museum, the MNHN is a center for scientific research and education in the field of natural history. It is associated with various research laboratories and institutions.

The museum includes a zoo known as the Menagerie, which is one of the oldest zoos in the world. It houses a variety of animal species. The museum is also home to the Geode, a large spherical building that houses an immersive cinema with a 360-degree screen.

The National Museum of Natural History is a significant cultural and scientific institution, attracting both researchers and visitors interested in the natural sciences. For the latest information on exhibitions, events, and visiting details, it’s recommended to check the official website of the National Museum of Natural History or contact the museum directly.

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